September 26th, 2007

A Pocket Full of Murder

Infinite Variety

Dear Stephen Fry:

You are a very funny and talented man, and I am not at all surprised that you are also an enormous geek. I am amazed, however, by the sheer insane length of your first blog post, and the fact that it is all about electronic gadgetry. I don't know why I expected you to still write everything down on parchment with a fountain pen and use only public telephones, but for some reason I did.

Really, the sheer complexity of people never fails to surprise me.

Which has inspired me to create a meme of sorts:

1. Tell me one thing about yourself that you think I might be really surprised to hear, and/or
2. Tell me one thing about myself that really surprised you when you found out.

And now I must go and unravel part of Chapter Four which isn't working, so that I can feel happy about carrying on with Chapter Five.
A Pocket Full of Murder

Play Without Plot

Taking a page from james_bow, I wrote fanfic for my own story tonight. 1,114 words of utter nonsense, really -- pure self-indulgence that will never make it into the book. But I had fun writing it, and that's more than I've been able to say for quite some time. For the last few months I've been so anxious to make the most of my precious writing hours that I'd forgotten what it was like to play, to write for the sheer love of the process and the exercise of my creative muscles. But tonight I had a crazy idea and I ran with it, and it made me very happy.

Also, I think I've finally solved the problem with Chapter Four. Phew! Farther up and farther in...